Healing of the Six Senses

Misasa Onsen's Healing of the Six Senses

三徳山

Heal body and spirit in one of the world's finest radon springs.

One of the world's finest radon springs, Misasa Onsen has been healing people's ailments for over 900 years.

Based on the mountain faith belief that

"the waters of an onsen form the power of the gods",

an etiquette of bathing at Misasa Onsen to purify the body and spirit before commencing one's journey up Mt. Mitoku arose over time.

六根清浄

Misasa Onsen's Healing of the Six Senses

The six senses - sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and spirit. As you soak in or drink the outstanding quality waters, or walk through the steam rising from the hot springs, you're sure to feel your senses being rejuvenated.

六根清浄

Hearing:
The soothing sound of the mountain stream and wooden shoes.
Sight:
The Showa Era ambience of the townscape and the registered tangible cultural properties.
Relive your childhood with the Jinsho tug-of-war.
Taste:
Experience the richness of food culture by eating local foods, such as mountain vegetables, tochimochi, and aged sake.
Touch:
Onsen therapy and experience Showa culture.
Smell:
Heal your heart with the scent of the water as you take a bath.
Spirit:
Refresh body and spirit with a modern hot spring cure.

Visit famous hot springs and experience shugendo.

Visit famous hot springs and experience

"Purification of the six roots of perception begins with a bath at Misasa Onsen to purify the body and ready the spirit for the climb up Mt. Mitoku the next day.
At Misasa Onsen, relaxing and soothing oneself in the hot waters heals the six senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and spirit.
On Mt. Mitoku, harsh training on the sacred mountain purifies the six roots of perception: the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind.
The six roots of perception and the healing of the six senses are a distinctly Japanese perspective on nature -- a harmonizing of human beings and their natural surroundings"